Four reads on the IaaS landscape for service providers

We’ve gathered four articles that give insight into the current IaaS landscape and how service providers, like you, can secure incremental business by providing IaaS solutions to your customers.

#1 IaaS infringes on acceptance of true PaaS cloud architecture 

By @aebarrett

Some enterprises are benefitting from the efficiency and flexibility that a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) architecture gives their business. But increasingly, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) vendors are finding ways to include capabilities from both methods into integrated offerings.

In a marketplace where a significant proportion of enterprises are reluctant to make the transition into a full PaaS environment, IaaS players that are increasing the scope of the services they offer are better-placed to win new business.

Read this post to learn more about the positives and negatives that enterprises have found with PaaS, and how you can secure additional business as an IaaS provider.


#2 FBI seeks information on IaaS and SaaS providers as cloud push gathers pace

By @CarrotyD

More and more organisations are moving into the cloud, including governmental bodies for whom security is perhaps more important than it would be for any business.

In the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently investigating a move off-premise towards becoming a cloud-first organisation. They’re hoping to evaluate IaaS, PaaS and SaaS options as well as identifying key players in the market to guide their procurement decisions. High on their list of considerations is whether they can use a private connection to access its own secret network and keep their data off the public internet.

Read the article to get a more detailed insight into the early stages of cloud migration for one of the most important security organisations in the world, and discover the capabilities that may be demanded from your own prospects and customers in their shift towards IaaS.


#3 Cloud computing spending is growing even faster than expected 

By @steveranger

We all know that cloud computing is growing rapidly, but it’s emerged that the growth is running even faster than expected, especially for the IaaS and SaaS segments of the marketplace.

Global public cloud revenue for IaaS is expected to reach $72.4billion by 2020, a Gartner study has revealed, almost triple the value of the market in 2016. It will represent nearly 18 per cent of the total public cloud marketplace as it becomes part of the mainstream IT spending mix.

This blog investigates the Gartner findings in more detail and what they mean for the marketplace as a whole. Read it now to understand what is driving the significant growth in demand for cloud and IaaS solutions, and consider how you can sell associated capabilities and services to your customers to exploit the market opportunity. 


#4 Enterprises cautiously migrate toward IaaS 

By Cynthia Harvey @InformationWeek 

Recent data from Forrester has found that public cloud take-up by global enterprises has passed 50 per cent for the first time, and has grown by ten percentage points for each of the last four years.

Enterprises at large have historically been slow to embrace IaaS unless their applications are particularly well-suited to the flexibility and scalability of a cloud infrastructure. But the indications are that in 2018, this will start to change as public IaaS workloads become more commonplace.

Read the article to get the expert viewpoint on IaaS adoption for enterprises and how service providers, like you, can help them take the first step.

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